Wednesday, October 31, 2007
TAGS Mar. 1 & 2, 1993
...and Wham! Three new characters suddenly introduced to the strip, not one of which ever having before appeared or been mentioned in TAGS, and only one named and in her second appearance at that.
Carolyn (raccoon), introduced in panel 1, Mar. 1 strip and then disappears. Hmmn...?
Edie (squirrel), seems pretty even tempered.
Polly (penguin), seems to have some neurotic tendencies.
So, here the strip continues in the rocky terrain of boy/girl relationships, this time from the girl's point of view.
From a design perspective, more minimalist layouts (i.e. non-existent backgrounds), and (to my eye now) more huge word balloons resulting in more talking heads. Oh well, these were the parameters set for the strip.